Cheap flights to Paris
There really is nowhere quite like Paris. New York may have the buzz and London may have the nightlife, but Paris has the romance, the architecture and the food. The ‘City of Light’ has long been the preferred city break destination for doe-eyed couples who come for the unrivalled architecture, the quality of its restaurants and romantic night cruises down the River Seine.
But there is more to Paris than just the language of love. This place is also the capital of fashion, haute cuisine and is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Paris is full of galleries dripping with artistic masterpieces and streets filled with some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Anyone fancy a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or a walk along the Champs Elysées with its endless array of designer stores?
Stock up on apéritif supplies on Rue Daguerre, an outdoor market boasting excellent cheese, bread and meat. It's the ultimate French foodie experience and it certainly beats going to the supermarket (Rue Daguerre, 75014).
To celebrate its 80th birthday, the Marmottan-Monet Museum is putting on the Impressionnistes en Privé exhibition. Around 100 Impressionist works from private collections, some of which have yet to be seen by the public, will be displayed. Closed on Mondays (2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016, marmottan.fr).
If you're a fan of Surrealism, check out the Le Surréalisme et l'Objet exhibition at the Pompidou Centre (centrepompidou.fr/en). It spans the whole Surrealist movement and includes works by the likes of Salvador Dali and Joan Miró.
The Chateau de Malmaison on the outskirts of Paris is the perfect place to escape the city and bask in the summer sun. Explore the vast grounds for free or catch up with your history in the well-preserved chateau itself, bought by Napoleon's wife Josephine and full of fascinating imperial memorabilia. (Avenue du Château, 92500, Rueil-Malmaison, tel: 01 4129 0557, chateau-malmaison.fr)